If you’re a fan of high school sports, the winter never seems long enough. The season may have lacked snow this year, but it didn’t lack for excitement. Fans in places like Newton, Andover, Wayland, and Danvers enjoyed every minute. That’s because those communities celebrated state championships and there’s nothing like a trophy to make staying indoors worthwhile. Whether it was a senior capping off a great career (Nicole Boudreau at Andover) or a freshman debuting with a state title (Ryan Girouard at Burlington), success found many homes. From Nauset to West Newbury, it was a season of great accomplishments. Following are 10 highlights that stood out from among the countless athletic stories in Massachusetts.
O’Brien a name for all seasons